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I'm not quite sure how, but when I start Aquamacs now, the background is black with a yellow cursor and white text. Being a beginner to Aquamacs, its hard for me to tell what's gone wrong.

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Above is a screenshot of what my setup looks like. Any help in return Aquamacs to its original colour scheme would be appreciated.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The most convenient way to choose color scheme is an interactive one:

M-x color-theme-select

Pick the color theme that you want to use.

In order to keep this choice between emacs restarts:

Menu → Options → Appearance → Auto Face Mode → Use Current Style for Text Mode Menu → Options → Appearance → Adopt Current Fram Parameters Say yes to the dialog.

( taken from http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AquamacsFAQ#toc20 )

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Aquamacs has a link to the support mailing list. There are many helpful people who can help you out, provided you've tried looking it up in the manual/FAQ/Google beforehand.

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The point of this site is to get answers here, not to direct people to other sites. Could you please edit your answer with a possible solution? – Simon Sheehan Dec 24 '11 at 2:15

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